Getting a global education and living on campus is undeniably one of the best experiences you can have. University is not about education alone, it is about a holistic experience of living in another country, meeting people from diverse parts of the world and learning to be independent in a foreign land.
However, while the experience is enriching, and university years are an exciting stage in students’ lives, being away from home and the pressure of work can, at times, be overwhelming. Moreover, this transition coincides with a critical period of social, psychological and biological development in young adults. This exacerbates the chances of developing a critical or persistent mental illness, which typically develops during childhood or adolescence (in 75% of the cases).
This is why it’s important to know what to do in order to stay mentally strong and also know when and how to seek help, should the need arise.
Here’s a list of the most common mental-health issues faced by students